Monday, May 24, 2010
Homemade Vegan Ice Cream Adventures!
A little over a month ago I had a gift certificate for Amazon so I decided to buy an ice cream maker. Vegan ice cream is often expensive and very high in Weight Watchers points. So I thought with an ice cream maker, I could experiment to create my own low fat vegan ice cream creations. So far, I have tried two recipes. The first recipe I tried was from the Happy Herbivore-it didn't work for me. (Click on the Happy Herbivore link to check out that recipe.) Instead of using the vacuum packed tofu, I used the silken tofu that's in the container. The ice cream definitely had a tofu taste about it and it was still pretty runny. When I left it in the freezer over night, it was solid as a rock with ice crystals on top of it. I know I made some mistakes with the recipe, but it just wasn't for me. (Although I LOVE Happy Herbivore and many of the other recipes from the site.) Last night I tried a different recipe from Vegan Planet. It was the double chocolate vegan ice cream recipe. (<---Click on the link and then scroll down a little to see the recipe.) This recipe had a GREAT taste, but once again, did not completely set up. I think there's probably a trick here and hopefully with time I will figure it out. I didn't want to wait though, so we went ahead and just enjoyed it after about 30 minutes of being in the ice cream maker. I would love to try new recipes if anyone has one for me to try.